DFK Crosbie Blog

Wednesday 11th January 2017
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By  Stephanie Oakley

As part of our hotel service offering, we review the gaming tax on annual basis for our hotelier’s to ensure they are not overpaying gaming tax. Even for new hoteliers at new venues, we can review prior years gaming tax assessments (of prior owners) and any gaming duty overpaid is refunded to the new owners.

If your hotel makes less

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Wednesday 14th December 2016
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Digital marketing is a term used for all online marketing, this includes social media, email, websites, apps and, Google search and advertising.

People spend more time online than ever, with phones and devices online 24/7 customers can connect to research and shop whenever they feel like it. They connect while watching TV, in bed, in the

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Monday 21st November 2016
Category: Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

 

Watch out for the Tax Man

With the festive season fast approaching and many Christmas functions being organised, the taxman is usually the last person you consider...with the result being that fringe benefits tax (FBT) is the largest cost of the event.

The provision of non-cash benefits to

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Monday 7th November 2016
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By  Stephanie Oakley

There's no question that the world of performance management is changing forever. 

There is, however, much debate about what works best. As a result there is mass confusion over what a change to performance management should entail.

Some advocates like Georgia Murch in her book Fixing

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Friday 23rd September 2016
Category: Wealth Management
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By  Stephanie Oakley

If you are feeling a little bombarded by news about US and Australian elections, ‘Brexit’ fallout, global growth, government debt, record low interest rates (negative in some parts of the globe), high valuations, declining earnings, Chinese data releases, commodity price weakness, see-sawing currencies - and wondering what to make of

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Friday 9th September 2016
Category: Human Resources
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Recent HR media has featured a lot of discussion around the "dropping of annual reviews" dropping ratings and increasing feedback. Often,  these articles are featuring big companies such as GE, Accenture, PWC and Adobe, companies with such size and scale, it becomes difficult to see the application of their strategies to a smaller

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Monday 18th July 2016
Category: Wealth Management
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By  Stephanie Oakley

At Crosbie Wealth Management, T. Rowe Price Dynamic Global Bond Fund forms part of our international fixed interest strategy selection. This month we met with Joran Laird, Hong Kong based fixed income specialist and portfolio manager of this fund.

We discussed the traditional roles of bond allocation in portfolio management. Call us old

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Wednesday 13th July 2016
Category: Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

It is generally accepted that travelling overseas broadens the mind and what better way could there be to fund your trip of a lifetime than seeking employment overseas?

Simple, right? Not so fast!

It is always worth spending some time understanding how that tax regime of your country of destination works, as well as considering

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Friday 8th July 2016
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Your employees are the front line when it comes to upholding or enhancing your business reputation so it makes sense that the more connected your employees feel to the business the more proactively they will represent it.

Harvard University link employee satisfaction to customer loyalty in the service profit chain, and more

Monday 4th July 2016
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Are your Board meetings productive and effective or are they frustrating, long and drawn out with no resolutions or action plans? Here are a few tips to get the most out of your board meeting: -

  • Have an agenda and circulate material relevant to the agenda a week in advance
     
  • Set a finish time for the meeting.
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